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Historic Weather Balloon Explorer II, Lake Andes NWR, South Dakota

Historic Weather Balloon Explorer II, Lake Andes NWR, South Dakota

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Summary

This National Geographic Society-Army Air Corps balloon set a world manned altitude record of 72,395 ft. on Nov. 11, 1935. The pictures show various views of the gondola on the ground, CCC personnel, Army and National Geographic Society personnel, and the balloon being folded into a ground cloth.

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Project Reports

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Date

01/01/1935
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Source

The U.S. National Archives
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